Im gonna go for it!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Zylphrix, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. Zylphrix

    Zylphrix Out Of The Brooder

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    heeheheheheeehehehehee [​IMG] ... Ive been building my coop and its almost complete .. its a small area to start with but I plan on expanding when its warmer.
    If you cant tell im getting excited. .. One reason is the friend I was going to get adult chickens from called and invited me to go to a breeders place with him next monday (could be one of you) .. im not sure where we are going but I know its a couple hour drive .. the rest of the story is this .. my friend has convinced me to hatch some chicks, he has the incubator and whatever else I need but he has bad knees and a kinda bad hip so he cant get up and down easy. I was reluctant at first but im kinda excited about it .. I havent been researching breeding/hatching cause i didnt want all that investment in gear before I even got started ... also, ... I think he's got us lined up to get some real Maran eggs .. [​IMG]

    Im definatley gonna need a bigger run! .. So far I think i want some Americana's, Maran's, and Rhode Island Reds ... any opinions?

    Mark
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Howdy neighbor!

    You'll get no help here, only encouragement to GET MORE CHICKENS! LOL

    And, whatever coop/run you have in mind, go ahead and double that.... hee hee

    Doesn't matter what type of chickens you get - you'll enjoy them! And that hatching thing is quite addictive also...just giving you fair warning now...
     
  3. Zylphrix

    Zylphrix Out Of The Brooder

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    You !! .. I been watching your Chick-n-cam for 2 weeks lol! ... thanks for the encouragement [​IMG]
     
  4. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ah, it's all over, you're hooked!! [​IMG] As for what breeds to get I guess it depends on what you're goal is, eggs, meat or just different breeds for fun etc. I started out just wanting a few laying hens, how all those Silkies, rare breeds, Frizzle NN combos got in my coop I'll never know...[​IMG]
     
  5. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Just you wait until NEXT week, Zyl...

    I've got eggs in the bator, and have already figured out how I can rig up the web cam in there for hatching day...

    If that doesn't get someone hooked, I don' t know what would!!
     

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